Dance festival in urban landscapes will return to the streets of Havana

The International Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes will shake the streets of Cuba’s capital again.

From April 21 to 23, the event, known as La Habana Vieja en Motion (Old Havana City in Motion), will take place in emblematic sites, including the Plaza de Armas and Las Carolinas, main spaces for public presentations.

On this occasion, the street dance festival has invited dancers to participate in person for 10 minutes maximum, via prior application to the Organizing Committee, explained company Danza Teatro Retazos.

Chaired by teacher and choreographer Isabel Bustos, the event is among the most internationally popular of Cuban dance festivals, so the call seeks to bring together the largest number of participants, who can register up to April 10.

After registration, the organizers will notify their selection to the choreographers and companies, which will be presented in the different scenarios chosen for public presentations.

The usual master classes, conferences, panels, staging, exhibitions and video projections will take place, while the DV Danza Habana, Movimiento y Ciudad International Videodance Festival will take place, a platform that shows the link between both expressions.

Founded in 1996, the event combines the talent of artists from different nations who interrupt the daily life of the streets of Old Havana, to bring viewers closer to the most contemporary samples of dance and its fusion with other manifestations.

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